Falkirk Town Centre 2

Starting at the Steeple, the walk follows the the blue route map numbered 1-11. 1.  The Steeple: The present Steeple is the third to occupy this site.  The first was built during the late 16th or early 17th century, but by 1697 it had become dangerous and was demolished.  The replacement survived until 1803, when damage to […]


  The Nimmo family seem to have come to Falkirk from Torphichen in the 1720s and acquired part of the Lands of Easter Bantaskine called Kilns.  That name may derive from the presence of malting kilns for a distillery.  Before long they owned land on the other side of the West Burn of Falkirk which […]

Dorrator House

SMR 1054                                                                                                            […]


(the Journal of Falkirk Local History Society) Since 1991 the Society has published a journal called Calatria containing articles on all aspects of the history of the Falkirk area.  Each edition is around 120 pages long and includes typically eight articles fully illustrated with maps, drawings and photographs. Some of the earlier issues are out […]

Carron Lade Canal

Over the summer of 1759 a handful of industrial entrepreneurs from England scoured central Scotland for a suitable site to establish a massive ironworks.  Dr John Roebuck and Samuel Garbett were familiar with various working plants in England and were aware of the importance of canals and waggonways for transporting large quantities of raw materials […]